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About Us

Meet Our Staff


Keith Sarver

Senior Pastor

Keith and Pam have been married 30+ years. They have two daughters, Stephanie and Ashley. Stephanie is married to Kyle, a youth pastor. They have three children, Kaitlyn and Noah. Ashley is a student at Olivet Nazarene University and is studying Journalism.

Keith graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and Nazarene Theological Seminary. He has pastored in Michigan and Ohio. A Clark County native, Keith enjoys trains, tractors, trucks, and playing a little disc golf. Preaching the Word and prayer are his ministry passions.

Keith and Pam especially enjoy spending time with family and being grandparents!


Missy Sipes

Children's Pastor

Missy is a graduate of Mt. Vernon Nazarene University. She and her husband Brandon have been married for 11 years and have two very energetic children. Missy has been blessed to serve at Springfield First Church since 2004. Serving children and teaching them the love of Jesus is one of her greatest joys.


Rick Lee James

Worship Pastor

Rick began his musical journey at the age of 5 singing as the youngest member of his traveling family of evangelists. He married Jennifer in 2011. The best part is that he met Jenn at church. He continues to be amazed at the goodness of the Lord. Rick is a professional singer and songwriter, a gifted speaker, an author, a worship leader and a Podcast host. Rick and Jenn welcomed their first child on January 2, 2013. His book, "Out of the Depths: A Songwriter's Journey Through The Psalms" is available everywhere in 2014. Rick’s newest album, ‘Hymns, Prayers, and Invitations’ released on March 17th, 2016 (St. Patrick’s Day). All songs on the record are published through Lifeway Worship and are written, co-written, or arranged by Rick.


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